A new report highlights the seemingly nonstop surge in Austin’s tech workforce, with the number of tech jobs rising more than 20 percent over a two-year span.
The report, produced by commercial real estate services company CBRE, shows employment in Austin’s tech sector soared 22.5 percent in 2017 and 2018. That growth accounted for 10,517 new jobs during this period, or 60.4 percent of all new office jobs in Austin. Only San Francisco (24.7 percent) and Seattle (23.7 percent) bested Austin for growth of tech jobs over those two years, the report says.
According to an August 2019 report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce, more than 7,200 employers in the region operate in the tech sector. Tech jobs in the Austin metro area represent 15.8 percent of